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Ayame Tsutakawa Interview I

Date: May 29, 1998
Location: Seattle, Washington
Videographer: Matt Emery
Densho ID: ddr-densho-1000-94
01:39:25
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Kibei female. Born 1924 in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California. Sent to Japan to live with a relative when thirteen months old. Returned to United States and mother when twelve years old. Incarcerated at Sacramento Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, both in California. Resettled in Sacramento, California. Married George Tsutakawa, renowned artist, and moved to Seattle, Washington.
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Family background Segment 1 of 23 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Parents' reason for emigrating to the United States Segment 2 of 23 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington A Kibei's experience: returning to Japan Segment 3 of 23 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Memories of childhood in Japan Segment 4 of 23 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Living with aunt in Japan Segment 5 of 23 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Feeling homesick when separated from mother Segment 6 of 23 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Discussion of the term "Kibei" Segment 7 of 23 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Attending school in Japan Segment 8 of 23 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Great-grandmother's samurai status Segment 9 of 23 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington School activities in Japan Segment 10 of 23 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Learning to play the koto Segment 11 of 23 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Mixed feelings about returning to the United States Segment 12 of 23 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Mother's prewar restaurant business Segment 13 of 23 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Making friends with students of different ethnicities Segment 14 of 23 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Keeping in touch with relatives in Japan Segment 15 of 23 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Returning to the United States Segment 16 of 23 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Staying in an International District hotel Segment 17 of 23 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington School and recreational activities in Sacramento Segment 18 of 23 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Continuing study of koto Segment 19 of 23 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Participating in Japanese community activities Segment 20 of 23 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Adjusting to life in the United States Segment 21 of 23 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington A short koto demonstration Segment 22 of 23 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington A walk through the garden and artwork of husband, George Tsutakawa Segment 23 of 23 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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